Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC)

Oakland Center, Room 47
312 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-4336

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesdays with extended hours "by appointment only": 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Peer Mentoring

Founded in 2008, as the first LGBTQIA focused program in the state of Michigan, the Peer Mentoring Program aims to support new students in their transition to college by providing an experienced student mentor. This one-on-one mentoring relationship allows new students to develop academic and leadership skills in addition to providing information on available support services and academic programs. For more information, contact

Currently, we are recruiting peer mentees or incoming freshman and transfer students who wish to be paired with a mentor. Apply below! 

Peer Mentee

Incoming freshman and transfer students looking to be paired with a peer mentor can apply here.

Selection Criteria

  • Entering freshman with 2.5 high school GPA or
  • Transfer student with 2.5 GPA

Program Requirements

  • Attend program orientation meeting/GSC early experience (date TBD)
  • Meet once a week with a peer mentor (one-half hour sessions)
  • Meet once every two weeks with the Coordinator of the Gender & Sexuality Center (one-half hour sessions)
  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Complete 28 credits by the end of your first year
  • Maintain full-time student status fall and winter each year
  • Meet once a semester with your First Year Adviser during your freshman year
  • Comply with Gender & Sexuality Center referrals to university academic support services
Peer Mentor

Recruitment for 2020-2021 GSC Peer Mentors will begin Fall 2019. 


To qualify, individuals must:

  • Be enrolled at OU full time
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Be in good disciplinary standing with the University and residence halls
  • Have 28 credits or more by Fall 2018
  • Have the ability to perform responsibly in a leadership role
  • Have solid interpersonal skills
  • Be a positive role model

Program Requirements:

  • Attend mandatory team meeting in March 2020 (date TBD)
  • Attend mandatory staff training scheduled for May 2020
  • Meet once a week with mentee
  • Meet once a month with the Coordinator of the Gender & Sexuality Center
  • Attend monthly all-staff meeting
  • Represent the GSC at a variety of university events
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA